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we've done nothing for weeks.
i'm backing off (trying to back off) of being the "dictator" at our house. a lot of my stress as a parent and "home-maker" come from having to be in charge of and do everything for everyone. i do not WANT the job of saying yes or no to everything at all times anymore! not that i'm trying to shirk my parental responsibilities- i just want a whole different relationship with my kids. i don't want to be constantly making…Continue
So, I've been thinking for awhile now that I want to start a blog or "online journal" just keeping track of what me and my kids are doing each day. I thought it would be fun to look back on and also to share with other unschoolers what a typical day might look like for us. I want it to be real, showing the days when we are pretty "lazy" to the outside world and also the days when we are more active and "out and about". LOL!
I am well aware of what the outside world thinks of…Continue
Good Friday - the day my savior took my punishment upon himself on the cross. Looking forward to Sunday because He rose again and I know that My Redeemer…
Added by Cindy Miller on April 22, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Just officially signed our family up for the Good Vibrations Conference in San Diego, CA September 8th - 11th. Absolutely can not wait to go and meet other families who unschool both newbies and veterans. Really looking forward to the speakers and my dh attending the discussions just for dads. The hotel looks very nice but we chose to stay in another hotel 3 min. up/down the road. We plan on extending the trip by a few days and really needed a hotel with a kitchen. So, if anyone is…Continue
She was just laying on her back, rolling around on the floor, putting her feet on things. Basically doing nothing. I thought about suggesting something to do but then decided to let her be and relaxed on the couch with my book. We had spent the morning watching a couple large trees getting cut down in the neighbors yard. The kids were fascinated with the process. She sits up and asks me if the earth turns a little faster when the large tree trunks fall and shake the earth. What an…Continue
Today I spent £3 on a new steering wheel on a stand for our Wii - I almost didn't buy it but the children begged and I made myself remember that £3 isn't really much, between four children.
We got back from town around 5.30pm and the children have been playing with it almost non-stop. First playing Mario Kart properly, seeing if they could go faster with a wheel than a nunchuk, then onto taking 'driving tests' on the time trials (you pass is you get round without hitting…Continue